Health Care : Immunization

Why should I be immunized?

Immunizations reduce and eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases including diphtheria, hepatitis, invasive Haemophilus influenza type B disease, influenza, measles, mumps, pertussis, pneumococcal, polio, rubella, tetanus, and varicella among the state's adults and children.

When should my children or I be immunized?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have established schedules for when Children, Adolescents, Adult schedules.

What is the immunization registry?

Immunization registries are confidential, computerized information systems that provide a single source of immunization records for children. Information is entered at birth through a linkage with electronic birth records or at first contact with the health care system.

Learn more about immunization registries.

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